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Brittany 9, Gibson 4, Los Angeles 3, Us 3, Parker Ainsworth 2, Austin 2, Heaven 2, Hetfield 1, Kennedy Brock 1, Les Paul 1, Keith Richards 1, Chuck Berry-style 1, Ha Ha Ha Ha 1, Gibson Guitars 1, Gibson Beverly 1, Metallica 1, Man 1, Steve Jones 1, Billy Morrison 1, Billie Joe 1,
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  NBC    The Chris Matthews Show    News/Business.   
   (2012) New. (CC) (Stereo)  

    December 30, 2012
    10:30 - 11:00am PST  

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it's how i managed to stay in los angeles. it's such a gift. >> ♪ is gonna follow you like it follow me ♪ ♪ and be with you for eternity-y-y ♪ ♪ ye-e-ah ♪ uh-huh >> this is jared monaco, kennedy brock, and we are the maine. this song is called "don't stop now." 1, 2, 3, 4. ♪ well, where i come from ♪ you learn to take it nice and slow ♪ ♪ but, baby, since we met
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♪ oh, it's been go, go, go ♪ so you can rough me up ♪ yeah, baby, you can hurt me, too ♪ ♪ because all i got ♪ you see, all i got is you ♪ so you can rough me up ♪ you can break me down ♪ baby, don't stop now ♪ oh, you can use me up till it all runs out ♪ ♪ baby, don't stop now ♪ i'm all yours ♪ i'm all yours somehow ♪ baby, don't stop now ♪ i said where i come from ♪ you learn to make the best
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of things ♪ ♪ and, honey, since we met ♪ oh, you know you've had the best of me ♪ ♪ so you can lock me up ♪ yeah, baby, throw away that key ♪ ♪ because all i know ♪ is that this is where i want to be ♪ ♪ so you can rough me up ♪ you can break me down ♪ baby, don't stop now ♪ oh, you can use me up till it all runs out ♪ ♪ baby, don't stop now ♪ i'm all yours ♪ i'm all yours somehow ♪ baby, don't stop now
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♪ you can rough me up ♪ you can break me down ♪ baby, don't stop now ♪ oh, you can use me up till it all runs out ♪ ♪ baby, don't... ♪ well, you can rough me up ♪ you can break me down ♪ baby, don't stop now ♪ oh, you can use me up till it all runs out ♪ ♪ baby, don't stop now ♪ i'm all yours ♪ i'm all yours somehow ♪ baby, don't stop now ♪ no, honey, don't stop now
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♪ oh, baby, don't stop now
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>> brittany: hey, what's up? i'm britt burton, and you're watching "beta records tv," and today we're here at the gibson showroom with billy morrison, one of the most fabulous rock guitarists, and he's gonna be giving us an inside scoop on gibson guitars. thank you so much for letting us just come by and check all this out. >> my absolute pleasure. >> brittany: obviously, we have a lot of guitars behind us right now, but something cool that gibson came out with was a self-tuning guitar. how is that different from playing one that you have to tune? >> many, many songs are written and recorded in different tunings. once you start doing gigs and stuff, you find yourself doing 12 songs, and there's 6 different tunings. now, you got to own six
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different guitars, or you're gonna be out of tune because you can't really keep retuning one guitar because they're not set up to do that. that thing there, the dark fire, blew my mind. now, it's pretty technical, and it's been a while since i played it, but, basically... [ chords play ] and then if you select another tuning... yeah, now you've got instant rolling stones. [ rock music plays ] but you've still got to be able to play like keith richards. >> brittany: yes. so, how do you know when picking out a guitar, just for someone who doesn't really play guitar that much, which guitar is right for you? >> you know what? that's a great question. who's your favorite band? who do you want to sound like, to start with? who makes you excited when you hear them? for me, the band the sex pistols
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changed my life, and even before i knew what a gibson or a les paul was, i saw steve jones playing a guitar that looked like that, and so i'd look at all the other pictures of guitarists, and they weren't playing guitars that looked like this, they looked like that or that. >> i want one of these. if you're a green day fan, you're gonna want a junior. i think it's a junior that billie joe plays. if you're a u2 fan, you're either gonna want a les paul, or you're gonna want one of these, which is a 335. start off with that -- what does your favorite guitar player play? 'cause you ain't gonna go wrong. >> brittany: and for kids who want to start playing and get their very own guitar, what do you need to start playing guitar? >> really, you just need a guitar, an amp, and a cord to plug it in, and then you just need some imagination. get your favorite song, learn how to play that, and then turn it up and play along with it. that's the best buzz. i still get a buzz doing that. >> brittany: [ chuckles ] well, thank you so much for letting us stop by and check out all these cool guitars and hearing what you're up to now. >> my pleasure. >> brittany: it's been awesome. >> do you want to have a look
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around? >> brittany: i would love that. >> let me give you a tour. >> brittany: thank you. >> follow me. this is a nice guitar. this is a 335 -- gibson 335. it's very blues, it's very, like, chuck berry-style, but a% lot of rock guys are using it now. the edge uses it on a lot of stuff. that's a bass. do you know why that's a bass? >> brittany: 'cause it only has four strings. >> there you go. that's all you need to know is that bass players can only handle four strings. i believe this is called the explorer. james hetfield -- that's that kind of stuff -- metallica. the sound of the guitar depends on the wood and how much -- how heavy it is, how much wood is involved in the guitar, and, yes, it does affect the tone. i prefer more wood. that's why i like the single cutaway of the les paul. now, this should never be used unless your name is jimmy page. if ever -- i do not want to see anyone that isn't jimmy page with this because this is the "stairway to heaven" guitar. if you buy one, put it at home, hang it on the wall, and look at
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it. acoustics are harder to play than the electrics because the action and the width of the neck is a different style. that's the acoustic room, but i -- i don't... >> brittany: okay. >> and that's the gibson beverly hills showroom, and i hope you learned something. >> brittany: thank you so much for all your time. it's been great. >> it's been great. thank you, guys. >> ♪ i was a woman swollen full with child ♪ ♪ i was a healer, shaman in the wild ♪ ♪ i was a prosecutor, i was put on trial ♪ ♪ i put forth the accusation, baby, i made the denial ♪
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>> my name's matt morris, and this is "eternity."
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heh. ♪ through the ages we have lived and died ♪ ♪ kings made war and sages prophesied ♪ ♪ somewhere between the first creation and tonight ♪ ♪ was a million incarnations of me, myself and i ♪ ♪ i was the savior in another life ♪ ♪ with a white robe flowing in the morning light ♪ ♪ i walked with the angels through my darkest plight ♪ ♪ in the desert for forty days and forty nights ♪ ♪ i was the tyrant with an angry tongue ♪ ♪ who neglected the old and enslaved the young ♪ ♪ it was quiet when i brought the air into my lungs ♪ ♪ and sang the very first song ever sung ♪ ♪ i'm carrying ♪ the memory ♪ of these things ♪ inside of me ♪ i greet them with humility ♪ they're with me for eternity ♪ i'm telling you with sincerity ♪ ♪ that what you do and what you be ♪ ♪ is gonna follow you
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like it follow me ♪ ♪ and be with you for eternity-y-y ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ ohh, yeah ♪ well, i was a woman swollen full with child ♪ ♪ i was a healer, shaman in the wild ♪ ♪ i was a prosecutor, i was put on trial ♪ ♪ i put forth the accusation, baby, i made the denial ♪ ♪ i drank the blood of jesus from a wooden cup ♪ ♪ i ate a bit of heaven, then i spit it up ♪ ♪ i caught my brother lying and i called his bluff ♪ ♪ i led the sheep to slaughter once his time was up ♪ ♪ twice i brought the masses down to their knees ♪ ♪ one time with love and the next time with greed ♪ ♪ my childhood aspirations got the best of me ♪ ♪ my suicide became the world's destiny ♪ ♪ i'm carrying ♪ the memory ♪ of these things ♪ inside of me ♪ i greet them with humility
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♪ they're with me for eternity ♪ i'm telling you with sincerity ♪ ♪ that what you do and what you be ♪ ♪ is gonna follow you like it's gonna follow me ♪ ♪ and it's gonna be with you for eternity-y-y ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ ohhh ♪ well, i was the man with the pointer on the trigger ♪ ♪ i burnt the temple down and rebuilt it with one finger ♪ ♪ i was the first singer to lullaby the lord to sleep in the manger ♪ ♪ i was the stranger on the road to damascus ♪ ♪ saying turn your eyes to god and you shall receive the answers ♪ ♪ turn your eyes to god and receive the answers ♪ ♪ turn your eyes... to go-o-d ♪ ♪ hoo, ha ha ha ha ♪ i'm carrying ♪ the memory ♪ of these things ♪ inside of me ♪ i greet them with humility
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♪ they're with me for eternity ♪ i'm telling you with sincerity ♪ ♪ that what you do and what you be ♪ ♪ is gonna follow you like it follow me ♪ ♪ and be with you for eternity-y-y ♪ ♪ ye-e-ah ♪ uh-huh, yeah ♪ it's gonna follow you like it's gonna follow me ♪ ♪ it's gonna follow you like it's gonna follow me ♪ ♪ it's gonna follow you like it's gonna follow me ♪ ♪ it gonna be with you for eternity ♪ ♪ it's gonna follow you like it's gonna follow me ♪ ♪ it's gonna follow you like it's gonna follow me ♪ ♪ it's gonna follow you like it's gonna follow me ♪ ♪ and it's gonna be with you for eternity-y-y-y ♪
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>> what's up everybody? i'm brandon johnson with "beta records tv," and in the studio with us today is parker ainsworth. what's up, buddy? >> what up? >> good to see you. originally from austin, now you're in los angeles, and you are living on a sailboat of all things. tell us about it. >> well, my journey was a myriad of different random vocations, ended up out here. i needed a place to say. i told people i wanted to live next to the ocean 'cause it's really inspiring. i told them i had $300 a month to spend on rent. um, you can imagine some of the smiles and open laughter that greeted that comment. i looked on craigslist one day, and it said, "$288 a month, four blocks from the beach, laundry room, sauna," all these amenities, and it was like, "what's the catch?" you click on it, and it's like, "you have to buy my boat." and so i went out there, and the boat was a -- it's a 1971 27-foot catalina, and the
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most interesting thing is i'd never sailed a boat in my life. so i bought this sailboat. >> you just had to learn how to sail on the spot? >> i'm still learning. i mean, it's in the slip most of the time, but i stay there in between when i'm traveling around, and it's how i managed to stay in los angeles, and it's been the closest thing to home base i've known in the city, so it's awesome. >> you recently challenged yourself to write seven songs in seven days. >> yeah. >> tell us about that process. >> a friend of mine, jessie payo, who you all just actually had in here, we were talking about songwriting and just developing a practice, you know? and jessie threw out the idea, "have you ever done seven songs in seven days?" at first, i was like, "that just sounds like a lot of pressure to put on me," you know, 'cause in the past i've been too much of a perfectionist, you know, which can really put up way too many blockades. so, i moved them out of the way, and when i was back in austin for south by, i did seven in seven days. out of the seven -- you know, you do seven songs in seven days, half of them are like, "okay, there's something here," you know? three of them, they'll probably
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get composted and something new will grow out of it. >> the other ones, keep in your pocket. you never know how they'll kind of evolve. >> you never know, man, how it's gonna pop up, so... >> also, i know one of the things that you do, you played all over and stuff, but you've also done, like, house parties. you played a house party recently. >> i love them, yes. >> how cool is it to play a house party as opposed to playing a big club or something like that? >> the quality of listening is just so phenomenal. because when you're up there a lot of the time, especially if it's just a solo artist, you know, you're broadcasting a lot of energy, and sometimes you don't feel like you're getting much back, which is okay. i mean, everything's, you know, a balance, eventually. but in those environments, like a living-room concert, it's so real time. people really feed off of it, and one thing i do, i do some improvisational stuff, and it's a really great arena for that. >> do you invite pretty much anybody that's in the audience to come up and sing along? like, how do they get involved? >> the way that i've been doing it is i have this one tune called "pulling back the curtain," and it's just an open format where i ask for some input from the crowd -- three words, and then as i go through those three words, if they feel
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inclined, they throw more words at me, and then that's one way i've been doing it, and at the last living-room concert, the lady who hosted me, she did sing with me on several songs, and that was just really beautiful. it brought everything together, where i realized that in some way, something that came through me was connecting to her, and that whole cycle is just really amazing. ♪ bury me at sea ♪ to the last great mystery ♪ burn my ship far from shore ♪ ashes in the waves ♪ give the riptide my remains ♪ all that's left, you'll know
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>> i'm parker ainsworth, and this is "bury me at sea."
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♪ we had questioned our direction ♪ ♪ for so long, we'd lost our way ♪ ♪ when from where sea cliff met forest came ♪ ♪ a knowing leader's face ♪ with the brilliance of a mirror ♪ ♪ shining sun went dark at late ♪ ♪ leaning in as if to whisper a kiss to each forehead and say ♪ ♪ bury me at sea ♪ to the last great mystery ♪ burn my ship far from shore ♪ ashes in the waves ♪ give the riptide my remains ♪ all that's left, you will know ♪ ♪ you will know ♪ you will know ♪ you will kno-o-w
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♪ oh oh, oh oh ♪ you will know ♪ for my loving champion's asking ♪ ♪ came an answer light and free ♪ ♪ for we found a skillful shipwright ♪ ♪ nearly on the coastal breeze ♪ one's supposed to build are often ♪ ♪ he replied so playfully ♪ only you can build a vessel designed by your imagination ♪ ♪ only you can build a vessel designed by your imagination ♪ ♪ bury me at sea ♪ to the last great mystery ♪ burn my ship far from shore ♪ ashes in the waves ♪ give the riptide my remains ♪ all that's left, you'll know ♪ you will know ♪ you will kno-o-w ♪ ohh ♪ you will know ♪ you will know
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♪ you will know ♪ you will kno-o-w ♪ so we built ourself a vessel ♪ ♪ made of fire, wind, and clay ♪ though its sight was hardly regal ♪ ♪ when the sea foam felt its weight ♪ ♪ it transformed before an arrow ♪ ♪ changing color, changing shape ♪ ♪ till the humble little sailboat becomes a bonfire on the waves ♪ ♪ till the humble little sailboat became a bonfire on the waves ♪ ♪ bury me at sea ♪ to the last great mystery ♪ burn my ship far from shore ♪ ashes in the waves ♪ give the riptide my remains ♪ all that's left, you will know ♪ ♪ all that's left, you will know ♪ ♪ all that's left, you will leave behind ♪ ♪ all that's left is gone away ♪ all that's left is all your love ♪ ♪ you will know
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♪ you all know ♪ you all kno-o-w ♪ oh oh, oh oh ♪ you all know
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